Mike Schmidt‘s stance is crazy enough to agree with.
In an age in which a player is enshrined in Cooperstown only after surviving an extensive PED witch hunt, Schmidt’s take on the whole Hall of Fame process is actually a breath of fresh air. His opinion might not be a popular one, particularly among the BBWAA members who spend countless hours arguing why certain players from the Steroids Era don’t deserve to be inducted, but one single point made by the former Phillies third baseman shows exactly why we need to step back and look at what the entire voting process has become: ridiculous.
Everyone and their mother these days seems to assume that both Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds used steroids during their big league careers. But while it’s certainly possible, perhaps even likely, neither player ever failed a drug test administered by Major League Baseball, which is why Schmidt isn’t so quick to write them off.
“I would not have a problem with Bonds or Clemens [being inducted],” Schm...